Thanksgiving Treats, Yum!

Posted on November 23 2015

These adorable, sweet treats were easy to make ( trust me, baking is not my forte) and they tasted even better than they looked! See below for the ingredients and recipe. They are perfect for the holidays!

You will need:

1 package of Oreos
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
12 oz Chocolate chips or Chocolate Candiquick chips
6 oz Butterscotch or Peanut Butter chips
Brown Sprinkles
Pretzel Sticks

    What to do:

    1. Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature

    2. Put Oreos in the food processor and pulse until you have crumbs. You may need to split this into two batches depending on the size of your food processor.

    3. Once the cream cheese is softened, mix the Oreos and cream cheese together until well blended.

    4. Use a heaping tablespoon of the mixture to form into acorn shapes. To form, roll into an elongated ball, then pinch one end to make it slightly tapered. Place the acorns on a baking sheet with wax paper and place them in the freezer for 1 hour.

    5. After the acorns are hard, melt the chocolate. Dip each acorn into the chocolate with a fork. Tap the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate – then place back on parchment paper. Continue until all acorns are dipped, and then allow them to come to room temperature to harden.(smooth out the chocolate with the spoon while it is hot).

    6. Once the chocolate covered acorns are hardened, melt the peanut butter chips and pour brown sprinkles into a separate bowl.

    7. Dip the tops of each chocolate covered acorn into the peanut butter – then immediately dip into the sprinkles.

    8. Cut ½ inch pieces of the pretzel sticks. Dip the edge of each pretzel stick into the butterscotch and press into the top of each acorn. Return to baking sheet to allow the pretzels to set before serving.

     

    PLUS...In about 10-15 minutes (about the time it takes to order and wait at Starbucks), you can
    make your own homemade PSL, with none of the preservatives or whatever "natural flavors" are.
    Here's how:

    You will need:

    1 cup of milk
    1 tbl of sugar
    (more or less depending on your taste)
    1 tbl pumpkin puree
    1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    (or make your own - 1/4 tsp each of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, 1/8 tsp nutmeg)
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    1/4-1/2 cup brewed espresso
    (I don't have an espresso machine so I just
    brewed regular coffee at double strength)

    What to do:

    1. Measure all ingredients.

    2. Combine pumpkin, spices, sugar, vanilla and 1/2 cup of the milk in a saucepan.
    Whisk together and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Whisk in remainder of milk.

    3. Strain mixture into a small pitcher or bowl.

    4. Pour it back into the pan and whisk again on low for 2 minutes. Add coffee.

    5. Whisk together for another minute until foamy.

     

    Let us know if you tried this at home and what you thought in the comments section.

    15 comments

    • bryana kern: December 05, 2015

      Oreos, reeces, and chocolate all in one….soo good!!

    • gina: December 03, 2015

      Looks so yummy!

    • christine Morello: November 30, 2015

      thats looks so good!!! cant wait to make this

    • Megan: November 30, 2015

      UM..YUMMMMMMMMMM

    • Hillary : November 28, 2015

      HAVE to try the PSL!

    • dee: November 26, 2015

      Oh man, those look delicious!

    • Carina: November 25, 2015

      so yummy love anything food related

    • Lisa: November 25, 2015

      Looks easy and yummy!

    • T: November 25, 2015

      i love holiday treats!

    • Natalie: November 25, 2015

      Jaimie we should make these treats in BS! Make a little baking area :) !

    • Bri: November 24, 2015

      I’m all about this entire blog!!! Kudos you’ve got me headed to the kitchen now!!! xo

    • Victoria: November 24, 2015

      UM WHAT!! i want it!!!!! YUM

    • nikki: November 23, 2015

      this looks so cute & yummy & easy to do

    • Nicollette: November 23, 2015

      Omg these sound so good! These would be perfect to make for Thanksgiving!

    • Dominique: November 23, 2015

      Omg as an oreo lover i need to make these asap!! Who knows maybe i’ll even share some…. ;)

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